A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck between the island nations of Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday, and it was felt as far away as Miami.
The National Weather Service said there is “no tsunami threat for the Gulf of Mexico or the eastern United States from the 7.7 earthquake in the Caribbean.”
The main threat now relates to the possibility of aftershocks,” the Hazard Management Cayman Islands government agency also said in a statement minutes after it issued a tsunami alert. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.
The quake was felt in Santiago in far-eastern Cuba, a local told The Associated Press. “We were all sitting and we felt the chairs move,” she said.
“We heard the noise of everything moving around. “It felt very strong but it doesn’t look like anything happened,” she told AP. In the Cayman Islands, AP reported that roads cracked and sewage spilled from pipes.